PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One of Pittsburgh’s most visited attractions is the West End Overlook in the city’s Elliott section. And it was that attraction that caught the eye of an Ohio-based development company.
Something new is about to sprout up in the West End community of Elliott. The For Sale signs are up and a bigger sign displays what is to come.
Four new upscale townhouses will be built on the site in the spring of next year.
The announcement brought out the who’s who among state, city and community officials.
The houses will be priced $890,000. Each will have a sky deck, and elevator, and more than 3,800 square feet of living space, and the mayor is offering a tax incentive.
“Obviously, these are high-end priced units, but the individual will know that when they purchase the units for 10 years the property taxes will be abated,” said Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. “That’s a big incentive, and that’s going to make it all work.”
Some of the locals from Elliott came out to see what the announcement was about and had a lot to say, like Ida Jones who runs a daycare center in the neighborhood.
“I think it’s marvelous, and I think it will help the community tremendously,” she said.
Denise Hendzel is glad to see new construction, but says she has some concerns.
“I just want to make sure we are going to have more than just this,” she said. “I would like to see businesses also.”
Sierra Development, an Ohio-based company, will begin construction next spring.
One of the politicians at the announcement talked about changing the name of the “West End” to the “Best End.”